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Special Events

Easter Egg Hunt

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April 12th at Osborn MetroPark! Event starts at 2pm at Shelter 3.

Join Vacationland Federal Credit Union and Erie MetroParks for one of the most exciting Easter Egg Hunts in the area!  There will be over 2,000 eggs, live bunnies, crafts, and prizes! Dollar Dog will be onsite so bring your camera!

Ages 5-10 will hunt first

Ages 1-4 will follow at 2:30pm

Don't be late! The eggs go fast!

 

Earth Day Extravaganza

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Join us at Osborn MetroPark on April 27st 2014 from 11-4pm to celebrate Earth Day!

In honor of Earth Day, Erie County Solid Waste Management District, Erie MetroParks, Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District, Erie County Health Department, Farm Credit Bureau and Old Woman Creek, etc. are sponsoring an Earth Day Extravaganza, including local government, non-profit and community organizations' informative displays and more!

Ongoing activities at Earth Day Extravaganza include:

  • Live Music: Tommy Christian and Late Model
  • Recycled crafts
  • Awesome demonstrations: Rain Barrel Workshop, Rain Garden Clean-Up, Green Cleaning!
  • Recycled Art Contest: download entry form!
  • Back to the Wild
  • Children’s activities
  • Geocashing
  • Download the Schedule of Events

Download a map of the event!

 

Walk with a Doc!

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In a joint partnership between Erie County Health Department, Erie MetroParks, and City of Sandusky Recreation Department, the Walk with a Doc program is back and continuing to grow! Join a local doctor and your friends on various Mondays throughout the spring and summer. This collaborative effort began to encourage healthier choices within our community.

2014 Walk with a Doc Program Official Brochure!

Walk with a Doc highlights for 2014:

  • 12 walks between April 28th and July 28th
  • All walks are on Mondays at 6:30pm

Visit www.eriecohealthohio.org or www.eriemetroparks.com for information about this year’s walking schedule!

 

Run the Rock!

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The Friends of Erie MetroParks are sponsoring the 2nd annual Run the Rock 5k trail run/walk to be held at Castalia Quarry MetroPark. The race will take place on Sunday, June 1st at 9:00am. Registration opens at 8:00am near the Quarry restrooms.

Registration:

May 19th or before: $15, receive a shirt

May 19th to day of race: $15, no shirt

 

Check back soon for the registration form.

Find out more about Castalia Quarry MetroPark!

 

Lake Eerie Zombie Mud Run, 5K Obstacle Course

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The Mud Run everyone is talking about is coming back to Erie MetroParks! July, 12th 2014, step foot in the mud, complete obstacles, dodge zombies and run this 5K as if it were your last!  Space is limited.

Register Online: www.lakeeeriezombiemudrun.com

 

 

Go Take a Hike

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September 7th at 2:30pm at Edison Woods MetroPark

Join the Friends of Erie MetroParks for this one day event! Enjoy guided hikes of various lengths, snacks, music, outdoor activities and more! Go Take a Hike is an annual event, happening in early September.

 

Harvest Happenings Fall Community Festival

 

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Originally, this festival began with a tractor show sponsored by Firelands Pioneer Power Association.   A few years later, Erie MetroParks partnered with Firelands Pioneer Power to develop a fall festival for the local community.  Now, Harvest Happenings Community Fall Festival is an annual two day event held on the first weekend in October. Join us on October 4th and 5th this year from 11am-5pm!

 

Sponsors of Harvest Happenings include:

  • Firelands Pioneer Power Association
  • Heritage Society of Erie County
  • Firelands Audubon Society
  • Friends of Old Woman Creek
  • Erie MetroParks

This festival continues to grow and draws thousands with activities including:

  • Face painting
  • Live music
  • Children’s pedal pull
  • Pumpkin painting
  • Food and craft vendors
  • Hayrides  

In addition to ongoing activities, Harvest Happenings also features:

  • Firelands Pioneer Power Association Engine & Tractor Show
  • Back to the Wild live animal display

 

 

 

Lottery for Controlled Deer Hunt

 

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Click Here for official Rules and Regulations